Winning More States: Where marriage stands in 7 key states across the country

In 2013, we've already seen significant developments from states where we can win marriage this year, and several other states have taken the first steps toward winning marriage. Here's a look at some recent victories, and what's on the horizon for these 7 States.

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Republican IL Rep. Ed Sullivan announces support for marriage bill

Today, Illinois Rep. Ed Sullivan announced that he will vote for the freedom to marry on the IL House marriage bill. He is the second Republican representative in IL to pledge his support.

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State Updates: How the freedom to marry moved forward this week

We don't know what the Supreme Court will do, but we know that we must continue growing the majority for marriage and winning more states. Here are updates from some of the states pushing toward the freedom to marry this year.

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Chicago athletes urge Illinois legislature to support marriage law

Yesterday, four renowned Chicago athletes - including Chicago Cubs Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks - urged legislators in Illinois to support the freedom to marry. "Discrimination is wrong, no matter whom the target is," they wrote in a joint letter.

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Illinois House committee approves marriage bill, which now faces full House vote

Last night, February 26, 2013, the Illinois House Executive Committee voted in favor of advancing a bill that would extend the freedom to marry for same-sex couples across the state of Illinois. The bill will now be heard by the full Illinois House of Representatives.

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Polls, endorsements and new supporters: Updates from campaigns in DE, IL, MN & RI

The legislative campaigns to win marriage for same-sex couples surged on this week in Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, and Rhode Island with exciting new updates emerging from each state, including new endorsements, new polls,

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Victory in Illinois: IL Senate approves the freedom to marry

Today, the Illinois Senate voted in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 34-21, IL Senators stood on the Right Side of History and took this historic step toward making Illinois the tenth state to embrace the freedom to marry for all couples.

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Supporters in IL, MN and OR look to move marriage forward on Valentine’s Day

It's big Valentine's Day for the freedom to marry - marriage supporters in Illinois, Minnesota, and Oregon have big movements planned today to take steps toward winning the freedom to marry for all couples across the country.

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IL and MN governors call for the freedom to marry in ‘State of the State’ addresses

This week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivered their "State of the State" addresses to outline overarching goals and priorities for 2013. Both governors used the opportunity to call for the freedom to marry and send a clear message to state residents that now is the time to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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Freedom to Marry announces 2013 drive to invest $2 million in Win More States Fund

Today, Freedom to Marry announced a 2013 drive to raise and invest $2 million through the Win More States Fund, with an initial goal of passing marriage bills in several states across the country - Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.

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